gistofthegrist

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Zombie Tarot Cards

11_06_12_zombie6.jpgGreat collage project.

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machine for thought

 

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What is the difference between browsing and surfing the Internet? Both words seem to imply a random trawl of the web; less directed than searching. But there is a middle way between directed and non-directed exploration?

Keying on HIGH RISE [specifically looking for J.G.Ballard novel of that name book cover art] led to a previously unknown band with album of that name.

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So what then is name for a directed but loose search?

movie map

An interesting idea; films charted as a map of location action.

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covers

Fantastic cloth bound covers for classic books. Some are more abstract than others, but all turn on a pivotal moment from the story; not necessarily the event that might be imagined [which is what makes these covers so interesting].

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fossil

Not a brand that had popped up on the radar before, but recently a few charity shop finds have highlighted the cleverness of this company. Make stuff [watches mostly] but package in a neatly designed tin which then becomes a collectable. Simples.

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protest

Never mind the protest [they come and go] but the Trump baby inflatable is a design classic; should be available to buy at a smaller scale.

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Chungkong

Great minimalised designs for everything from book covers to movie posters to superheroes reimagined as ice lollies.

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treasure

In the best Dan Brown Indiana Jones style the film National Treasure serves up a warming slice of esoteric who-how-dunnit that fascinates with the real world connections that the writers have managed to shoehorn into the narrative.

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Indeed there really was a Silence Dogood used as a pseudonym by Benjamin Franklin to get his letters published in his local newspaper. The rest of the secret societies [Masons and knights templar again], and lemon juice cryptography and buried treasure is pretty standard fare but the way real history, people and places have been woven into the story is highly satisfying.

 

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RunTheTube

Running the entire tube network to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK and War Child

Big American Night

The Notebook of James A. Reeves

io9

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A curated glimpse into a world of infinite beauty and creativity.

The Woodring Monitor

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Jacket Mechanical

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Discovering London

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TextOfTheDay

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